Wednesday 25 April 2018

Fr Reynolds: Sorry Aoife Kavanagh quit but she had no choice

Aoife Kavanagh (right) has apologised to Fr Kevin Reynolds (left) in the wake of the scandal.

The solicitor who represents Fr Kevin Reynolds, the priest libelled in the RTE Prime Time Investigates programme, ‘Mission to Prey’, is sorry "on a human level" that the programme’s reporter, Aoife Kavanagh, has had to resign.

However, he said that in light of section four of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland report into the programme, she had no other option.



The report found that RTE had seriously breached the Broadcasting Act.



Speaking on RTE Radio 1 this morning, in his first public statement since the report was issued yesterday, Robert Dore said that Fr Reynolds is “not a vindictive person, he personally is not out for revenge.”



He said that they are now awaiting the outcome of Tuesday’s meeting between Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte and the RTE board.



“We will await with interest what will transpire on Tuesday morning, what the outcome of that meeting will be. That’s a matter for the minister not for myself or Father Kevin.”

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